Kakuma News Reflector – A Refugee Free Press

Kenya’s black market in “refugee real estate”

By Cory Rodgers

The informal system of shelter ownership that has sprung up in refugee camps in Kenya and elsewhere has allowed entrepreneurial activity to flourish, but it is also unregulated and without formal legal protections, leaving some refugees vulnerable to losing everything. (more…)


Resilience in Laughter

Posted in Arts, Community and Culture, Education, Humanitarian Services, News Updates by KANERE on December 31, 2016

By Tolasa Shome and Qaabata Boru

Clowns Without Borders bring joy to Kakuma children (more…)

A Term “Refugee”

Posted in Arts, Contributors, Education by KANERE on February 13, 2016

By Addisu Aznato – Kakuma

One day I asked my students in Intermediate English Language class if they had known the English word “beauty”, but they said they hadn’t. (more…)

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Journalism Workshop

Posted in Education, News Updates by KANERE on March 12, 2014

At least 33 youths including volunteer staff of KANERE News turned up for a journalism workshop at Arrupe Learning Center. (more…)

Diploma Graduation Ceremony

Posted in Education, Humanitarian Services, News Updates by KANERE on November 30, 2013

The official ceremony and handing out of Diplomas was marked by delicious meals and entertainments at Arrupe Learning Centre in Kakuma (more…)

A primary school in the camp emerged best in KCPE

Posted in Education, News Updates by KANERE on July 23, 2012

Lokitang Primary School in Kakuma Camp emerged best in Kenya Certificate of Primary Education in Turkana West (more…)

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Scholarships a Hope and Misfortune for Some

Posted in Education, Humanitarian Services by KANERE on February 11, 2011

A confusing process of verification leads some scholarship candidates to worry for their futures. (more…)

Opportunity for Resettlement and Higher Education in Canada

Posted in Education, Humanitarian Services, News Updates by KANERE on November 8, 2010

On August 17th and 23rd twenty-eight refugees departed Kakuma for Canada, where they will pursue higher-education and a new life outside the refugee camp. (more…)

Refugee Students Graduate with Degrees in Communications, Sociology, Health & Development

Posted in Education by KANERE on December 22, 2009

Amid hardship, refugees demonstrate the ability to achieve their goals in higher education. A graduation ceremony recently honored distance-learning students of UNISA and KISWCD with both diploma and degree certificates.


Unwritten: Understanding the Emptiness of Refugee Adolescent Education

Posted in Contributors, Education by KANERE on December 22, 2009

Guest Contribution by Cayce Pack, New York City, USA.  

Six years of work in refugee resettlement and several semesters of human rights studies seemed as void as the blank pages in their books. The sun was violent in its afternoon heat and a crowd of adolescent faces perplexed in questions surrounded me…


World Universities Service of Canada Empowers Kakuma Refugees

Posted in Education by KANERE on July 16, 2009

Volume 1, Issue 5-6 / May-June 2009

25 refugees students who completed their secondary school education embrace unusual opportunity of joining Canada university each year.


Save Our Library!

Posted in Community and Culture, Education by KANERE on May 12, 2009

Volume 1, Issue 4-5 / March-April 2009

Refugees call for efforts to save the only library in Kakuma Camp as the building threatens to collapse and librarians lose their job due to budget cuts.